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There is no doubt that mental health is becoming a major concern for individuals, families, health professionals and the community at large. Researchers and the medical profession are working hard to better understand these conditions in the hope of finding ways to prevent and treat them.

While genetics plays a part in who suffers from these conditions, it is widely accepted that lifestyle plays ...


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Protect your Liver

Protect your Liver

Have you heard about the risks of a fatty liver or fatty liver disease?

Well, exercise may help protect you from this dangerous condition.

According to a study, even without changes to diet, exercise can reduce fat stores in the bodies of people with Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that people with Type 2 diabetes who did moderate-...


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Move more at work

Move more at work

There has been increasing interest in the risk and dangers of sitting for long hours at work. Individuals are concerned about their own health and companies are probably thinking about potential liability. While there is little doubt that extended periods of minimal activity, whether at home or work, is not a good idea, most people don't understand why it is bad for their health and what they sho...


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How Exercise Prevents Brain Fatigue

How Exercise Prevents Brain Fatigue

Researchers have long known that regular exercise increases the number of organelles called mitochondria in muscle cells. Since mitochondria are responsible for generating energy, this numerical boost is thought to underlie many of the positive physical effects of exercise, such as increased strength and endurance.

Exercise also has a number of positive mental effects, such as relieving depressio...


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How exercise affects your brain

How exercise affects your brain

Exercise is a highly metabolic process in which the muscle tissues increase their demand for oxygen and the secretion of waste products such as carbon dioxide. In response to these demands, the amount of blood pumped by the heart increases.

Increased blood flow

This increase in blood flow not only affects the muscle tissues but also reaches the brain, supplying more oxygen and fuel, enabling ...


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